"It's a Psych-Out!" 01: Beginning of the Voyage
Episode one mashes up Timothy Leary's Tune In, Turn On, Drop Out (1967) with selections from the Pharmakopolis Broadcasting Services video collection.
Run time 4:54Producer Trace ReddellProduction Company Pharmakopolis Broadcasting ServicesSponsor altx.com/audioAudio/Visual sound, color
"It's a Psych-Out!" is an outlet for music videos that I have generated through the automated synchronization of databases of audio and video sources. Many media blogs celebrate the blogger's collection, and my project is no exception, exploring my eclectic music collection as well as my library of odd, often kitschy video. The goal of the project is to draw myself and audience into automatic systems of media production that can foster imaginative experiences.
"It's a Psych-Out!" celebrates the personal aspects of an expanded cinema in the digital era, which is a cinema where both the means of production and modes of distribution break out of commercial studio frameworks and align with new prosumer tools of creation and Web-based channels for exhibition.
The project has received international reviews, local coverage in the Denver Post, and was accepted into the “iDEAs 06: Works in Process,” a juried exhibition that coincided with the 4th Annual Conference of the International Digital Media and Arts Association, November 9-11, 2006. "Beginning of the Voyage" screened as part of the "Expanded Cinema for the Digital Age" exhibit at the 2006 College Art Association's 94th annual conference.